What type of doctor does surgery on the spine for herniated disc?

Neurosurgeon. Also fellowship trained ortho spine surgeon.
A surgeon. Spine surgery involving direct removal of herinated disk fragments (microdiscetomy) for pain from a pinched nerve has been a widely accepted treatment for decades and has yielded excellent results in appropriately selected patients. This procedure is done by orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons.
Spinal surgeon. Neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons both do surgery on the spine for herniated discs. Thank you for your question.

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I was diagnosed with herniated disc in my lower and my doctor says I need surgery so how long is recovery?

Talk to doc. The type of surgery will dictate the recovery. Your doc should be able to give you a good estimate. Read more...
Varies. Open discectomy a bit longer. In my practice i perform minimally invasive surgery whereby I use a 1.5-2 cm incision and dialate the muscles and use a tubular retractor (metrx). Back to work in 3-7 days, walking hours after surgery, no lifting greater than 25 lbs or axial loading maneuvers - jogging, squats, military press x 6 weeks. Folks with jobs that require significant manual labor- off 6 w. Read more...

I've been diagnosed with a herniated disc after severe pain for only 8 days but doctors are recommending immediate surgery due to leg weakness-advice?

Doctors are correct. If you are having leg weakness , the nerve is being compromised and needs surgery to fix the impingement. Read more...
good advice. If you have leg weakness in the setting of a herniated disc, urgent surgical intervention is usually warranted to prevent long term neurologic damage. Read more...

TX for herniated disc l5s1 told to be cortisone injections, PT, or surgery Doc says no surgery due to weight 205lbs what other treatments are there?

Herniated disc. In most cases the discomfort from a herniated disc subsides without any treatment within 6 weeks. For additional up to date treatment options consider consulting a center that only specializes in spinal disorders. Pain management specialist may also be helpful even if you opt not to receive epidural injections.Bring your MRI images along with any record of treatments you already received with you. Read more...

Have herniated. Disk tried the epidural shoot can't have surgery need a doctor who can help with my pain how do I find one?

Three options. There are three treatments for herniated disks that lead to sciatica. Physical treatments (pt, chirpractic, traction) medical treatment (nsaids, pain medication, muscle relaxers, and steroids) and surgical treatment. Generally we use the first options before considering surgery. Bets to find a local neurosurgeon to review your case and your remaining options. Read more...
Pain Specialist. You're in a tough spot. Many fps may not want to take care of chronic back pain, because it often requires combinations of medications - probably including narcotics - and they don't want to get involved. Talk around with your friends as to what doctor may be willing to take on a chronic pain patient, since you're not a candidate for surgery. https://extapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.jsp. Read more...

A herniated disc and thinking about surgery at laser spine institute. Disc replacement. Safe? Good institue?

Surgery. Where you decide to go for surgery is something I can not tell you in this forum. I would tell you though that in a review article from the Brittish Medical Journal reviewing back surgeries for 30 years that they have proven to have only a 5 to 10 percent permanent success rate. You should have atleast a six week minimum trial of physical therapy. Weight, is it and issue? Read more...
Surgery. all surgeries care a risk. i know little about the laser spine institute. i would always recommend a second opinion. Read more...

31 yr old female, L5 herniated disk. What can I do as far as back surgery? The laser spine institute? Hurts so bad

Varies. I would not hesitate to be seen. The vast majority of patients with disc herniation a do respond to nonoperative care, but a small percentage do require surgery, which in general is highly successful for the appropriate candidate. Read more...

Exercises that are safe after lower spine surgery for herniated disk?

Clearance by surgeon. After clearance, a progressive program emphasizing core strengthening, flexibility, good posture, and proper use of lower back mechanics. Don't do those things that aggravate your symptoms. May need work with a physical therapist or trainer. Read more...

My fiance got diagnosed w/a herniated disc in his neck 3mnths ago &today the doc said he needs an MRI done. Will he need a neck or cervical spine one?

Same. 'neck' and cervical spine MRI 's are the same...Looking @ the cervical discs , spinal cord etc. Best of luck. Read more...
Cervical spine. It sounds like he will require a MRI of the cervical spine. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. Read more...